Orphaned Courage

DVD Release: May 6, 2017
Orphaned Courage


Elliot Thompson, a headstrong orphan raised by a retired professional MMA fighter, discovers his long-lost brother is not only alive, but known on every street corner as a ruthless gang leader. As the net tightens, Elliot begins to realize that he’s chasing down more than his past—it seems both brothers are on a collision course with who they really are.

Dove Review

“Orphaned Courage” is an interesting story about a father’s dying wish for his son Elliot to find his other son, Isaac, who was taken from them, actually kidnapped, early in life. The father, a mixed martial arts fighter and champion, wants Isaac to be redeemed and brought back into the family, so Elliot embarks on a search for his brother. The film follows his effort to redeem what was lost and their journey toward a family reunion.

Due to violence, which is featured with some blood in several scenes, we are awarding our Dove Seal for ages 12-plus to the film. Anyone who longs for a reunion with a loved one will especially enjoy this short movie!

Content Description

Sex: None.
Language: Freakin'1; idiot-1; screwup-1.
Violence: Men fight in ring where a man is punched and knocked out; boy gets in fight, has black eye; when father learns his son hit another boy, he says, "Good" in approval; three men attempt to kidnap boys and a fight breaks out; gang fighting; blood; man assaults man; man puts gun to back of man's head; blood on man's face; a man stabs a mattress in anger and almost hits man under the mattress; man holds knife on man; building collapses on man after earthquake.
Drugs: None.
Nudity: Men in shorts; shirtless men, fighters.
Other: Man collapses on floor with health issue, later passes on; a boy is kidnapped by his real father and is put into gang; several scenes of tattoos; man dies in hospital; grief; tension between characters.


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Director: Josiah Stendel
Producer: Josiah Stendel
Genre: Inspirational
Runtime: 28 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter